Tyler Burgess is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, working in the Environmental Practice Group. Tyler counsels clients in all aspects of environmental law, primarily in the context of representing debtors and distressed investors/creditors in complex bankruptcy matters. She conducts environmental due diligence, provides advice on regulatory compliance and exposure to environmental liabilities, and partners with litigators to advise on environmental matters in litigation. Tyler also assists clients with developing and implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies and programs and conducts ESG due diligence reviews and climate risk assessments. She was recognized in the 2021 inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Environmental Law.

Before starting in private practice, Tyler began her career as a trial attorney through the honors program at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. In that role, she defended federal agencies in complex civil litigation involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and a myriad of other federal statutes.



Recognized for Environmental Law in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • North Carolina


  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • University of North Carolina School of LawJ.D.with Honors
    Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation
  • North Carolina State UniversityM.S., Horticultural Science
  • University of WashingtonB.S., Forest Resources